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12 Creative Ways to Use Your Old Mobile Phone

12 Creative Ways to Use Your Old Mobile Phone

Old Mobile Phone: 12 Other Uses Instead of Recycling or Binning Them

Great things you can do with an old Android Mobile Phone

Often good films have a second part. Why not gadgets, which are especially around the popular Android operating system? Just Android is predestined for things that caters all our necessities that’s in the form as a phone lies in the pants pockets. Most of us would like to change our phones couple of times in an year, and eventually they give their phones to others or donate or recycle. And before we throw the Mobile Phone away, which perhaps replace with a newer device – we should possibly find other fields of application to use your Mobile Phone in an alternate way – the 2nd part of the movie.Even if the device is simply old, display is scratched or broken – or the battery cover is missing: Android Mobile Phones can still be used for many, many things – this is the fantastic thing on the Android platform. Server For Many Things If you are technically interested and have certainly been playing a lot of server services you can set up the most efficient server. The bad thing: in the 90s I had my own crate running day and night at home, which swallowed lots of electricity. Today, there are Android tools such as Server Ultimate, which may take the learning effect, but can do various server services power-saving. Supports Remote Control and over 40 protocols, such as CVS, DHCP, DLNA, DNS, Dynamic DNS, or Email. It is the 14-day trial, the Pro version is currently at 6.99 euros.

Low-Cost Alarm System

Of course, an Android Mobile Phone does not replace a professional alarm system, but you can still use it as a motion detector including alarm. Mobile Alarm System is one of the tools that also takes a picture and informs you by SMS or e-mail. The app is at 99 cents.. The alarm can be triggered when someone is moving near you and detect many activities and inform the owner about the changes occurred.

Evidence During Driving

Bogged motorists, cyclists and pedestrians… For this purpose, a large number of drivers have installed a special camera (Dashcam) in the car with which they can take traffic, so that they can have evidence in an emergency. DailyRoads Voyager not only records video, but also displays your speed based on GPS.

Multimedia Screen

BubbleUPnP is a software that can certainly be sorted in the category. The 3.9 euro costs Pro version makes the Mobile Phone to UPnP servers / receivers displaying almost all data formats. Movies, music, pictures that are not only received but can also be streamed to other devices such as the PlayStation 3.

GPS Anti-Theft System For The Car

Admittedly, this solution may remind James Bond , but it is possible to permanently locate the car. For this purpose you can connect the Mobile Phone somewhere hidden in the car permanently to the power supply and with software such as Cerberus. Actually, Cerberus is a software to protect or localize the Mobile Phone – so it becomes a lowcost tracker for your car.

Use As a Surveillance Camera

Definitely a great software is the IP Webcam. Software, a few quality settings and the monitor is ready, which you can access via the web browser or the VLC Media Player. Maybe interesting for house, yard and garden. If you also set up your router for port forwarding, the camera can query from anywhere in the world.

 

Mobile Phone As a Receiver Or Mobile Sound System

Quite honestly, who needs a tuner today? Mobile Phone and half-way reasonable boxes. Already with some radio software – such as TuneIn – you have a world receiver that conjures up the sounds from all parts of the world in the ear.

Mobile Phone As Picture Frame

Most of us are really not great photographers and also in our environment hardly anyone uses a photo-picture frame. If you want to put something like this on your desktop, you will find a lot of picture apps or widgets in the Play Store of Google, which will show you the pictures in different versions on the display.

Mobile Phone As a Baby Monitor

Anyone looking around the Play Store will find dozens of tools to turn the old Mobile Phone into a baby monitor. The Android Mobile Phone is suitable both in terms of sound, as well as in terms of video to the baby phone, whereby fair stress must be emphasized that most Mobile Phones rather have a cam, which is unsuitable at night. Nevertheless: many parents monitor the sleep of the little ones with a Baby phone, which only plays back sound.

AirPlay Sound Receiver For Wireless Music

You have an iPhone, iPad or maybe you manage your music with iTunes? You do not necessarily have to buy an expensive AirPlay system for nearly 80 euros! An old Mobile Phone with Android, an amplifier with boxes and a cable is enough.

Hotspot for WLAN Devices

Your laptop, iPad or tablet has only WLAN and you do not want to buy an expensive, mobile hotspot? No problem! Just use your old Mobile Phone as a hotspot by activating tethering on your device.

Recipient for Google Music

Fan of Google Music? Convert the Mobile Phone to the Google Music server! Connect to the system with a jack-to-RCA cable, you can use the old Android Mobile Phone as a receiver for Google Music. Just take Music Remote on the receiver and the Android Mobile Phone / tablet, which takes over the control. You can run the server on the old Mobile Phone and on the remote control you can tell which Google Music Playlist is to be played. Advantage: Streaming, which is of course great with small memory of the old device.

Download Torrent Files

With BitTorrent or uTorrent, you can easily use the old Android Mobile Phone as a suction station for your torrents. UTorrent and Co support the automatic download via feeds, alternatively you can access via VNC from the computer to the Mobile Phone to enter the downloads there.

 

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Blogging Tips

All You Need to Know Before Creating a Blog

All You Need to Know Before Creating a Blog
As a veteran blogger, I would like to share my 12 years of blogging in this with prospective bloggers. Blogs capture the readers from all walks of life because they are interactive

Have you ever heard of ‘blog factor’?

So what’s this “blog factor“?  A unique concept planted in the cyber world several years ago has now evolved into such a proportion that no one expected.  About 7 years ago, the estimated number of blogs was approximately 9 million and added to that, about 50k blogs were launched every day.

What is a blog?

Simply put, blog is a digital diary stored in the cyber space by individuals and corporate bodies. Blog (short for Web log) is a place where you and I update latest information that interests us.

We can blog about:

  • Our current thoughts
  • Opinion after reading a news, watching a movie or after reading a book
  • What we saw on the road, who we met by chance
  • A product or a service that we recently bought

Do you know that some blogs are nothing more than a daily glimpse into someone’s life, while others contain sophisticated content?

Why a blog?

As previously said, They are your personal digital diary that anyone can read and also, who doesn’t like others attention to ones dreams and opinion. It is a surefire way to get all the attention you crave for.

Every search engine has a deep love affair with blogs because of fresh content that gets updated every second somewhere in the world.

When you have completed one year of blogging, you would have slowly evolved into a professional blogger which means you will start earning money through various avenues, the prime being the Google AdSense where the king Google will serve advertisements of its clients on yours and you are paid a certain sum of money for every valid click on the ads.

Every big corporate body, every famous brand including Coke and Colgate will have their blog alongside their website because through their blogs, they can propagate their products quickly and effectively in the Internet and that too by spending negligible amount.

What to blogging about?

Ah, there is no dearth of topics to blogging about. Just about anything we talk about to our family, friends, colleagues and strangers can be an interesting blogging topic. As they, you can write about anything under the sun without hurting another human being.

I once read about a novel author’s blog where every character of his fiction became blogging topic! What a creative idea! It was a sort of the novel’s character’s diary.

Blogging subjects are found in hundreds of categories and further divided into hundreds of sub-categories. The blogging ideas are just countless. All you require is a basic interest on the topic that you wish to blogging about.

So, how to launch a blog?

Creating a blog is very easy. All you have to do is register yours in http://www.blogger.com, and you are on your way. It can be completed in about 5 minutes provided you have decided on the name of your blog and a brief description of your blog.

To create yours in blogger.com that is owned by Google is totally free. Yes, you can start a blog free of cost and even you can make money out of it!

Wow! Wouldn’t you be interested?

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Technology

Graphene – a Material with Promising Superconducting Properties

Graphene – a Material with Promising Superconducting Properties

Graphene, the new shooting star among the stable carbon forms

For a long time, physicists have been bothering about what should follow silicon when the microelectronics based on this material reaches its end. The latest hope carrier is made of carbon and is neither a metal nor a Super conducting material – the Graphene

The super conducting material Graphene is always good for surprises. When the well renowned science magazine ‘Science’ in 1991 declared the C60 fullerenes consisting of 60 carbon atoms as the molecule, Japanese researchers had already discovered another stable form of carbon: the nanotubes consisting of coiled graphite layers.

However, the nanotubes are in danger of being overshadowed by a further modification of the carbon. Two and a half years ago Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov of the University of Manchester succeeded in peeling off a graphite block from a layer of adhesive, until only a single atomic layer of graphite remained. This layer is one million times thinner than a sheet of paper. Thus, the researchers had achieved something which was previously considered impossible. For theoretical reasons it had been believed that two-dimensional crystals were not stable and would either clump or roll up. Graphene has excellent electrical conductivity as the group from Manchester continued to emerge. This prompted many researchers to look more closely at the material and its application potential in modern electronics.

If they are to be recorded with the usual terms, then it is neither a semiconductor nor a metal. The high conductivity of metals is due to the fact that there are always free electrons in them, which can be set in motion by an electric field. In a semiconductor, on the other hand, the electrons have to be lifted from the full valence band over an energy gap (the so-called band gap) into the conduction band so that they can flow as current. The peculiarity of the super conducting material Graphene consists in the fact that the two bands are not strictly separated from one another, but are touching at certain points.

This unusual band structure is due to the honeycomb like arrangement of the carbon atoms in the 2D crystal lattice. This results in a number of strange consequences. Thus the assert carriers in graphene show in some respects a behavior which is otherwise known only from particles which move approximately at the speed of light. This analogy is particularly fascinating for basic researchers.

Very recently MIT physicists discovered that a graphene flake, while brought in close propinquity among two superconducting materials, could acquire some of those materials superconducting attributes. As graphene being machinate between superconductors, its electronic state alters dramatically, even at its center. Visualized below is the brief data-based conception.

Their discovery, publicized few days ago in Nature Physics, are the prototypical research of Andreev affirms due to superconductivity’s “proximity effect” in a 2D material such as graphene.

In the near future, the researchers of graphene platform might be used to research exotic materials, such as Majorana fermions, that are greatly considered to spring up the important materials for building omnipotent, error proof quantum computers.

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Technology

Build Lego With Chrome

Build Lego With Chrome

What is Build With Chrome?

Build With Chrome is a web application for Chrome that allows the user to creatively build realistic structures using Lego bricks. It’s a platform developed by LEGO and Chrome collectively, for people to build within Chrome’s browser. The creations are placed on real life geographical maps, so one might find a Lego model in Google Maps.

How does Build Lego With Chrome  Work?

For building a structure, two piles of Lego bricks are available and different keyboard and mouse commands can be used for controlling the build process. Later, a detailed build academy was added to help users get more creative which teaches the process and provides tips to build with Lego. Initially, the user has to share their location and is allotted a space that looks similar to a Lego baseplate. However, one can zoom in any chose any geographic are on which the entire Lego model will be based. In order to unlock additional bricks, the challenges have to be completed.

 

Other local models are also available on the world map and even Lego models of the actual structures can be found. Therefore, if all the structures in a town are built by different users, the entire town would get a Lego representation of its real-life version. While developing a Lego model, one designer can have only one baseplate and models can’t overlap pieces of another baseplate. There are a few technicalities to follow while building a model but all in all, it’s a great platform to showcase your creativity and build structures from your imagination in the virtual world.

Browse the map and find an open plot to get started and or have Build find you one by clicking the Build button which is blue in color. Every plot is a 32-by-32-peg square and a user is initially given 1,000 virtual Lego bricks to use. As you complete different Build challenges, you unlock more bricks to use further. The bricks are available in ten different colors and types with two extra types, a door and a window. You can make a selection from the left panel and then drop them on the right hand side. To place a brick, left-click on the plot and to move it, right-click on it. To align your bricks in the direction you want, use the rotate button in the left panel. By holding down the space bar while moving the mouse you can rotate your plot to view it better while working on a particular area. After your done working on it, you can publish your creation by clicking the green Publish button present in the upper-right corner of the screen.

 Lego

Sharing and Access

The models or creations can be shared and you can view models created by others through Google+. All models shared on Google+ are public and can be viewed by any Google+ user. Since the models are public, the creators’ Google+ names are also public. One can even view the geographical address of the model placed on the map. You can even share your model through email. However, for your model to be seen on the map, it needs to be approved first by Lego.

Any browser enabled with WebGL can access Build With Google Chrome. This includes Safari, Firefox and all types of mobile browsers. Once you select you choice of browser, WebGL’s site will inform you if the selected browser supports it.

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Technology

Google Project: Google Sky

Google Project: Google Sky

Google Sky

Google Sky is a feature launched by Google which is just like Google Earth, where one can view outer space or the outline of the sky. The user can view collaborated satellite images taken by NASA satellites and the Hubble Telescope. Like Google Earth, this is an augmented reality application and is now available on Android too.

How Does Google Sky Work?

With this application, the user can have a look at the vast outer space from anywhere on Earth. While in Google Earth, one can switch to Sky Mode with the help of just one click of the mouse. An accurate look of the outer space has been put together by NASA where users can zoom in and fly around just like in Google Earth.

Broadening Your Vision of Space

From your Desktop, you can access Google Sky by clicking on the planet button placed on the top in the Google Earth application window in the desktop version of it. Google Mars and Google Moon can also be viewed through this. Constellations and other heavenly bodies can be searched just by typing in the key words in the search box, similar to how one can find addresses in Google Maps or Earth.

Just like Earth, Google Sky also works in layers. You can find and highlight constellations, galaxies, nebulae, stars, etc. and get various information on them such as their location or history. You may even get information from links to NASA’s database. The Backyard Astronomy layer in Google Sky gives references of three astrological catalogs that contain in-depth and vast detail on more famous and familiar space objects. The Hubble Showcase is another layer that makes available images taken from the Hubble Space telescope accompanied with detailed information about the objects captured in those images.

 Google Sky

The Moon in Motion and Planets in Motion layers are very fascinating features that allow you see the motion paths of the moon and the planets across the sky from a particular location on Earth.To provide accurate information on the same, pictures were taken by NASA once every hour for the span of three months. After entering details such as the span of time, with just a click you can see the moon or the planets move. On clicking on the moon itself, you can get its exact information of its location, its phase or its brightness in the sky at a given date and time. On clicking on the planets, you can get details about their size or distance from Earth.

Also available on Google Sky are two tours of outer space that are very interesting. The User’s Guide to the Galaxy gives a tour of a number of galaxies that are well known. Another tour known as the Life of a Star gives a run through of a lifespan of a typical star, right from its birth to death. Factual details are also available on what happens to each star and what is its significance in the cosmic universe.

This user-friendly application enables one to take a peek into the fascinating outer space while sitting in the comforts of your home. Thanks to Google Sky, with a simple click you can now make a virtual travel to any part of the vast universe, even to a galaxy far far away.

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